Bindon Green, SM4

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Bindon Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, founded near Wool in Dorset, by William de Glastonia in 1149. Despite being given land and letters of protection by Henry III by the 14th century it was hit by a number of internal and economic difficulties which seriously reduced its income and wealth. It was scheduled to be closed under the dissolution of the monasteries in 1536, but John Norman, the then abbot, paid the Crown £300 to save it. The abbey was nevertheless suppressed in 1539. Today only ruins remain. Like many of the roads on the St Helier’s estate this is named after British monasteries and abbeys in remembrance of the area’s historic ownership by Westminster Abbey. The road names are in alphabetical order, of which Aberconway Road in the north west of the estate is first.

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